In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Office of Disability Services (ODS) requires individuals with disabilities to submit documentation of their conditions/impairments in order to determine appropriate auxiliary aids, accommodations, and services. It is the responsibility of the individual requesting accommodations to submit documentation to ODS for review.
Through the interactive process with the individual with a disability, reasonable accommodations will be determined, if appropriate and supported by the documentation. All auxiliary aids, accommodations, and services are determined on a case-by-case basis, and are intended to minimize the impact of the disability in an educational and/or work environment.
In order to approve accommodations, ODS must have documentation that presents an impairment/condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities. ODS provides documentation requirements, in an attempt to assist individuals with disabilities seeking auxiliary aids, accommodations, and services.
Documentation needs to be certified by a professional who can address the functional limitations of a condition/impairment. The credentials of the evaluator vary by condition. Specific information is provided within the requirements for documenting each condition. Attention Deficit Disorder With and Without Hyperactivity [PDF]Learning Disabilities [PDF]Chronic Health and Physical Conditions [PDF]Psychological Impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorders [PDF]Sensory Impairments (Vision and Hearing) [PDF]